Rock The Capital was formed in August 2005 as a nonpartisan, voter education organization that was enacted after the Pennsylvania legislative, judicial and executive branches conspired to enact a compensation package in violation of a state constitutional provision.

Management team:

Eric Epstein: Eric J. Epstein is Rock the Capital‘s coordinator and a community advocate for good government for over 25 years.  Mr. Epstein is also Chairman of the Three Mile Island Alert, Inc.,  a safe-energy organization founded in 1977; President of EFMR  Monitoring Group, Inc., a non-profit economic development corporation established in 1977, and Chairman of the Stray Winds Area Neighbors (SWAN), a smart growth association organized in 2005. Mr. Epstein was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities at  PSU-Harrisburg (1992-1999) and co-authored the Dictionary of the Holocaust, which was released by Greenwood Press (1997), and prepared the Appendices for the The Holocaust Chronicle (2000).

Andy Stein: Andrew Stein is the Principal of Stein Consulting Group, an organization that advises on government, energy, and financial policy. Mr. Stein, is Chairman of the Board for Sustainable Energy Fund and is the Economic Advisor for EFMR Monitoring Group. Mr. Stein has over 20 years of real estate banking experience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Tom Owad: Tom Owad is Editor of Rock The Capital.  Mr. Owad is owner of Schnitz Technology, an IT consultancy providing Mac OS X, iOS, and Linux support in south-central Pennsylvania.  He is also a member of the Apple Consultants Network, Vice President of Keystone MacCentral, and webmaster of Applefritter – a 25,000-member tech community.  Mr. Owad is author of Apple I Replica Creation: Back to the Garage, with foreword by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.  He is co-author of Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty and OS X for Hackers at Heart, and a former columnist for Make Magazine.  Articles about Mr. Owad’s projects have appeared in the New York Times, BBC News, the Wall Street Journal, and numerous technical magazines.  Mr. Owad has a Bachelor degree in International Affairs and Computer Science from Lafayette College.

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